GL Noble Denton Opens MCI Office to Serve US NW Coast

Press Release
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

GL Noble Denton expands its Marine Casualty Investigation (MCI) practice in North America by launching operations in Seattle.

The new base will allow the company's team of experienced surveyors to meet the growing demand for marine casualty investigations off the West Coast of the US and Canada. Activity in the cruise and offshore energy industries is rapidly developing in the region and GL Noble Denton's local presence will allow them to respond quickly to meet client needs.

GL Noble Denton's MCI practice works with vessel owners, insurers and protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs, to determine the cause and extent of machinery damage, fires, collisions, groundings, salvage operations and other marine incidents around the world. The new Seattle base is the latest addition to the company's growing network of marine casualty investigation units, which operate from many key locations including New York, London, Dubai and Singapore.

Appointed to lead GL Noble Denton's new MCI operations on the North American West Coast is Romen Cross, a highly qualified industry professional with a Masters degree in Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and more than a decade of sector experience. Before joining the business, Romen was Port Engineer for a major offshore and towage company specialising in hybrid propulsion technology vessels, where he was responsible for vessel refits and repairs. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor at the California Maritime Academy and taught a range of marine engineering technology courses.

John Walker, Vice President for GL Noble Denton's North American Marine Casualty Investigation practice, said: "The opening of a new base in Seattle marks the next step in building our marine casualty investigation services. As Alaskan offshore activity continues to prosper and a burgeoning fishing industry relies on local ports to make repairs, our West Coast clients will benefit from faster incident response times and greater local marine surveying expertise.

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Ship as Lifeboat Concept Disputed by ICV

A recent meeting at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. (attended by International Cruise Victims (ICV) Board representatives) discussed

McDermott Elect Luquette Non-Exec Chairman

Provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide, McDermott International, say that Gary P.

Ill-Considered Energy Policies Threaten US Navy: Report

The United States government has pursued energy policies based on “the mistaken belief in the unproven science that claims carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning

Casualties

Ship as Lifeboat Concept Disputed by ICV

A recent meeting at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. (attended by International Cruise Victims (ICV) Board representatives) discussed

Reminder Stresses Importance of Accurate Clearance Information

The Captain of the Port, New York-New Jersey, has issued a reminder about the importance of providing accurate clearance information, and warns that civil penalties

Questions Linger About Ill-Fated S.Korea Ferry's Owners

The company that owned the South Korean ferry which sank last week, killing possibly hundreds of people, sprang out of a shipping to cosmetics empire founded by

Insurance

China's Japanese Ship Seizure has pre-WWII Roots

It all began with a pre-World War Two contract between China's then "ship king" and a Japanese company to lease two Chinese freighters. When the one-year lease was up in 1937,

Calculating Settlement Value of a Case

It has been said that war is politics by other means.  It is probably equally true that litigation is business by other means.  On the one hand, the threat of litigation – and the resulting costs,

How to Work with Your Insurer When Experiencing a Loss

Marine insurance – just like health, automobile and homeowner’s insurance – can be a valuable safeguard in case something unexpected happens. And when something bad happens,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1232 sec (8 req/sec)